May 07 2016

by Heidi Leon Monges

Hey there! Here I am catching up with my monthly list of things I loved. I intentionally skipped February because it was a bit short on faves, I was feeling sick during the beginning of the year and hardly had time to go out and smell the flowers. March and April have been much sweeter, and with no further ado, I will let you know why ;)

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Apr 30 2016

by Heidi Leon Monges

Last time we were in Mexico, my friend JorgeFitz called and said: I want Regis and you to come to DF and spend a weekend at our  casa in La Roma neighborhood (their casa dates back from 1913!), he also added they (he & his hubby Alberto) were “slowly cooking” something very special and they wanted us to try and test that super secret project.

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Filed under: Eating Out Entertaining
Mar 10 2016

by Heidi Leon Monges

One year is not enough to thoroughly know a city, but is better than a 3-day trip, especially when the destination is exotic Marrakech, where the simplest of things as taking a taxi, or crossing a street can become a nightmare. So, with exactly a year past since we moved from the Red City, I thought it would be nice to share with you those tips on the people, places, and food that stole our hearts.

Today we´ll take off with those hotels, riads, and restaurants that made the cut.

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Feb 10 2016

by Heidi Leon Monges

My other half turned 40 at the beginning of the year. It was such a milestone for him (well, for us)  so we decided to organize a casual get together at our cabanon´s garage where we gathered his bff (from kindergarten to newest additions). Our friend Laurent made an absolutely delicious Paella, Sebastian played DJ, and Sylvain brought a couple of cases of the sublime wine he makes here in La Provence. Basically, it was a celebration of love.

Here are other highlights of the month.

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Filed under: Favorites
Dec 14 2015

by Heidi Leon Monges

It’s only ten days from Christmas and we were getting a bit anxious about all the presents we want to offer to family and friends. One thing we would love to avoid is to hit stores and malls a day or two before the 24th (nightmare!) and in a very unseasonal competitive mood, fight over that last lousy, expensive and nonpersonal present for our close ones. So when the nice folks of  UncommonGoods, a cool site where you can choose from hundreds of creative, unique and artisanal gifts, asked if I would like to team up and create my ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, I looked through their immense supply of beautiful and meaningful objects and went a bit crazy choosing more than one pressie for my loves.

Hopefully, my selection inspires you enough to get that relevant object that will make someone very happy this Christmas, and if you don’t find your joy on this list, you can take a look here or here. ;)

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Filed under: Entertaining

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